A new era for Old Churches

Andrew Seal and Adele MacLaren

A HOTEL and accommodation business in Dunblane has been taken over by an experienced local hotelier.

Andrew Seal has acquired the leasehold of the 11-bedroom Old Churches House Hotel and the adjacent four-bedroom Chimes House, which he will be running with partner Adele MacLaren.

Seal, who was most recently GM at Ballathie House Hotel in Perthshire, acquired the business from The Fusion Group, which had owned the property since 2013 and developed it to include a restaurant, meeting spaces and a ‘secret chapel’.

“Old Churches House Hotel is already popular and well established and we look forward to working with the talented team here to develop it on the next stage of its journey,” said Seal.

“Steeped in history, it has been thoughtfully modernised whilst retaining its charm and we can see huge potential to drive the business forward.

“Adele and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the heart of a community we have lived in for so many years.”